News : Member Announcements

In Memory of Jean Johnson, CM

posted: June 10, 2014

In Memory of Jean Johnson, CM

It is with sadness that we share this news. An important member of Canada’s craft family, Jean Johnson, CM, passed away on May 27th, 2014.

Born in Toronto on January 31, 1924, Jean Johnson was a leading advocate and guiding light for Canadian fine craft. Her professional and volunteer career spanned 65 years.


To read the full announcement with great images - LINK

Sheridan College Launches Bachelor of Craft and Design Program

posted: March 19, 2014

Sheridan College Launches Bachelor of Craft and Design Program

Creating the Future

Innovation in craft, design and art practice is changing the way we live and work in a global society. As makers and designers we use materials and ideas to transform environmental and human potential. Sheridan’s Bachelor of Craft and Design is unlike any program of its kind. Our ground-breaking curriculum, which offers industrial design alongside the classic studios of ceramics, furniture, glass and textiles, encourages you to integrate design thinking and hands-on experience.

You start the degree in your concentration of choice, with grounding in all studios. As you gain a greater understanding of your interests, you have the option to take electives in the other studios to create a personalized, interdisciplinary program.

Studio Tours Available - Thursday 4:30 - 6:30 - March 27, April 10 and May 8.

Sheridan Craft and Design Program
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario Canada
L6H 2L1


Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

posted: December 13, 2013

Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

Please See Attached PDF for a Sneak Peak at Pilchuck's Pilchuck Course Calendar 2014

OCC Members, CraftSource 2014 is ready for download!

posted: December 12, 2013

Click here to download
CraftSource 2014

(5.5 MB pdf)

*For best results, please save a copy to your computer

Forty years ago the Ontario Crafts Council, or in this case one of our founding organizations, the Ontario Crafts Federation, began producing the Annual Craft Shows in Ontario publication. Over the years it became to be recognized as the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show guide on the market. Then, in 2006, we combined the Annual Crafts Shows in Ontario book with our Craft Resource Guide to bring the crafts community an exceptionally valuable publication under the new name of CraftSource.

CraftSource is the most trusted, reliable, and accurate craft show and resource guide on the market. Show and tour organizers, suppliers and craftspeople can advertise and access information in one exceptionally valuable guide. The Annual Craft Shows section increases the diversity and quality of work at your event, as it markets your event to emerging artists, craftspeople and craft enthusiasts. At the same time, the Craft Resource Guide is continually referred to by craftspeople working in all media as a source for materials, supplies, classes, publications and marketing. CraftSource is sent electronically directly to OCC members as a benefit and is available as a FREE publication as a downloadable PDF file to an unlimited readership on the OCC website’s homepage.

NEW* - In 2014 we have introduced a section of Studio Tour Listings!

Questions? Please contact Christine at or 416-925-4222 ext. 221

Laura Donefer is Gearing up for GAS 2016 - be a part of the Glass Fashion Show of the Century

posted: November 28, 2013

Laura Donefer is Gearing up for GAS 2016 - be a part of the Glass Fashion Show of the Century

Contact Laura at to join the fun.